Practice-readiness of applied research

  • van Beest, Wilke (PI)
  • Andriessen, Daan (PI)
  • Balje, Jan (CoI)

Project: Research

Project Details


Applied research is aimed at developing new knowledge that can contribute to professional practice. Within Hanze university there was a need for a method to determine the extent to which her applied research is ready to be applied in that practice.
Inspired by the so-called Technology Readiness Levels a model was developed.

Key findings

The concept of practice-readiness was defined.
Based on that concept the PRO-model was developed, a tool for applied researchers to analyse the practice-readiness of their research. Model and explanation are available for download, see the linked article "Hoe meet je praktische relevantie?"
Short titlePractice-readiness of applied research
Effective start/end date1/05/161/07/17

Research Output

Hoe meet je praktische relevantie? nieuw model voor praktijkgerichte onderzoekers

van Beest, W., Balje, J. & Andriessen, D., Oct 2017, In : THEMA. 24, 4, p. 52-58

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleProfessional

Open Access
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De praktijkgereedheid van praktijkgericht onderzoek: voorstel voor een assessmentmodel in opdracht van Hanzehogeschool Groningen

Translated title of the contribution: The practice readiness of applied research: An assessment model commissioned by Hanze universityvan Beest, W., Andriessen, D. & Balje, J. (ed.), 22 Sep 2016, Groningen: Hanze University of Applied Sciences. 40 p.

Research output: Book/ReportReportProfessional

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  • 4 Oral presentation

Is the research ready for practice? Check the PRO-model!

Jan Balje (Speaker), Wilke van Beest (Speaker)
19 Apr 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Presentation of the PRO-model at professors dinner

Jan Baljé (Speaker)
6 Feb 2017

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Workshop PRO-model

Jan Baljé (Speaker), Wilke van Beest (Speaker)
31 Jan 2017

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation